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By ParkLin Dental, PC
October 21, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: teeth whitening  

Let us help you get a whiter smile in just one visit.

You are preparing for a big job interview happening next week and you’re trying to get all your ducks in a row so that everything goes smoothly. You’ve printed out your resume, you’ve done a bunch of research on the company. You’ve even bought the perfect “power” suit; however, the moment you look in the mirror and smile you notice that your smile is lacking in the radiance department. You want a smile that will wow your potential employers and our Katonah, NY, dentists Dr. Enyoung Park and Dr. Terry Lin can help, just in the nick of time.

  • Do you want to remove dental stains quickly?
  • Do you want to see results instantly?
  • Do you want to save yourself time?
  • Do you have an important event coming up and want a whiter smile?
  • Are you dealing with yellowing or external stains caused by aging or diet?
  • Are you okay with sitting in the dental chair for up to one hour?

If you said yes to these questions then in-office whitening could be the best approach for you. If getting results right away is what you are looking for then you may want to talk to our Katonah, NY, cosmetic dentists about how chairside teeth whitening could give you the instant results you’re looking for.

How does chairside teeth whitening work?

Professional whitening gel works the same way as those at-home whitening gel systems, the major difference is that the concentration of hydrogen peroxide is far higher in our professional whitening gel than you’ll ever find with whitening kits. As a result, you don’t have to leave professional whitening gel on teeth very long for it to penetrate the dentin layers of the tooth to break up stains and lighten the color of your teeth.

Professional chairside whitening often involves three whitening gel applications, in which we apply the gel and then leave the gel on teeth for up to 15 minutes each time before rinsing and reapplying. After your treatment, we will pull out a shade guide to show you how much whiter we were able to get your smile with just one session alone. You’ll be amazed!

Want a whiter smile fast before an upcoming job interview or special occasion? With professional teeth whitening, our Katonah, NY, dental team has you covered. To schedule a consultation, call ParkLin Dental at (914) 232-8182 today.

By ParkLin Dental, PC
September 13, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: dentures  

Do you have one or more missing teeth? This may be a sign that you need dentures. Restore your smile with dentures from your Katonah, NY, dentists, Dr. Enyoung Park, and Dr. Terry Lin of ParkLin Dental.

What are dentures?

Dentures are removable systems of custom-made artificial teeth and gums. The dentures are fabricated to replace your lost teeth, restore their normal appearance, and restore their functions.

What are the types of dentures?

Dentures can be either partial dentures and complete dentures. The partial dentures can replace some teeth, while the complete dentures can replace a whole teeth row on the top or bottom of your mouth. If you are going to use full dentures, your dentist will first give you a temporary set of dentures called the immediate dentures. You will be wearing these dentures to get used to them before receiving the permanent conventional dentures. Also, the partial dentures can be made of plastic and called the transitional partial dentures, or of cast Vitallium, and these partial dentures are called removable partial dentures.

Who are the candidates for having dentures?

If you’re suffering from one or more of the dental conditions below, our dentists recommend you to receive your dentures from our Katonah, NY, office.

  • Having loose or moving teeth: this may be a sign of cavities or gums disease
  • Missing one tooth or more: missing one or several teeth indicates an emergency demand for dentures. If you left your smile incomplete without replacing the missed teeth with dentures, the remaining teeth won’t be supported and will become weak and at risk of being lost.
  • Suffering from gums disease: if left untreated, gums disease will cause bone loss which will further cause tooth loss

How to care for your dentures?

Just like your natural teeth, dentures must be brushed and cleaned daily. Take your dentures out of your mouth after each meal, rinse them well with water, and brush them using a very soft toothbrush. You also have to keep your mouth and gum clean by cleaning them with a soft toothbrush.

Complete your smile with dentures from your Katonah, NY, dentists, Dr. Park, and Dr. Lin of ParkLin Dental. Call (914) 232-8182 and book your appointment today.

By ParkLin Dental, PC
May 05, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Implants  

Timing is an important consideration in just about everything in life, including dental implants. In fact, the sooner you talk to your Katonah, NY, dentists, Dr. Enyoung Park and Dr. Terry Lin of ParkLin Dental, about replacing missing teeth with implants, the better.

How dental implants restore your lost teeth

Dental implants are combined with dental crowns to create synthetic teeth that feel and work just like natural teeth. Tiny screw-like posts called implants are placed in your jawbone during minor surgery during the first step in the dental implant process. The implants osseointegrate, or bond, to your jawbone in a matter of months. Dental crowns connected to the top of the implants improve your appearance and make chewing and biting possible.

Why replacing missing teeth as soon as possible is the best option

Soon after you've lost a tooth or teeth is the best time to pay a visit to the Katonah dental office to discuss dental implants. If you wait too long, you may face these issues:

  • Shifting Teeth: After you lose a tooth, your other teeth may begin to drift and overlap. As the teeth shift, you may notice changes in your appearance and your bite. When you receive a dental implant as soon as possible, you won't have to worry about changes caused by drifting teeth.
  • Weakening Jawbone: Your tooth roots press on your jawbone, which provides the stimulation the bone needs to remain strong. Without that stimulation, the jawbone may begin to shrink, which can cause the loss of other teeth and sagging facial muscles. Dental implants stimulate your jawbone, preventing these unfortunate changes.
  • Chewing Difficulties: The loss of even one tooth can make biting, chewing, grinding, and tearing food more difficult. If you decide to only chew on side of your mouth, those teeth may be subject to excessive wear and tear that could damage them. Dental implants make chewing much easier and won't decrease your biting power, like some tooth restoration options.
  • Appearance Concerns: The longer you wait to replace missing teeth, the worse you may feel about your smile. Implants improve your appearance, helping you avoid a blow to your self-confidence.

Are you ready to fill the gaps in your smile with dental implants? Call your dentists in Katonah, NY, Drs. Dr. Enyoung Park and Dr. Terry Lin of ParkLin Dental, at (914) 232-8182 to schedule your appointment.

By ParkLin Dental, PC
March 05, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Gum Disease  

Gum disease is a serious condition that can lead to tooth loss, jawbone deterioration, and infection. It occurs when plaque builds up in your mouth and decays your gums and teeth. When you understand the early signs of gum disease you will be prepared to fight against it.

With a proper dental care routine, including regular visits to your Katonah, NY, dentist, you can prevent gum disease from taking a toll on your teeth. If you are showing any of the following signs of gum disease visit Dr. Enyoung Park and Dr. Terry Lin at ParkLin Dental.

What is Gum Disease?

Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is caused by an accumulation of plaque. Plaque is the combination of bacteria, food debris, and saliva which breaks down tooth enamel and deteriorates gums. There are several stages of gum disease to look out for: gingivitis, slight, moderate, and advanced periodontal disease.

In its earliest stage, the gingivitis stage, gum disease can be reversed with better oral hygiene. However, as periodontal disease progresses it becomes harder to cure and may require surgery to remove infected parts of the jaw. To prevent gum disease from progressing it is important to catch it at its earliest symptoms.

Early Signs of Gum Disease

  • Bad breath
  • Bleeding gums after brushing or flossing
  • Changes in bite
  • Loose teeth
  • Mouth Pain
  • Receding gums
  • Separating teeth
  • Swollen, tender, or irritated gums

You can beat gum disease in its early stages because it has yet to infect your jawbone or teeth. Your Katonah, NY, dentists Dr. Park and Dr. Lin can help you in this stage if you visit regularly and take care of your teeth with their recommended hygiene routine. Be sure to always brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss once a day. Avoid food that contributes to plaque build-up and quit smoking. If the disease advances more serious procedures are required. Prevent costly surgery by taking care of the early signs of gum disease.

If you notice any of these early symptoms call ParkLin Dental at (914) 232-8182 to schedule an appointment. You can visit Dr. Park and Dr. Lin at their office in Katonah, NY, for regular cleanings and other services to fight gum disease. Don't hesitate, call today!

By ParkLin Dental, PC
December 31, 2020
Category: Oral Health

Could an oral cancer screening help you protect your health? The screenings are just one of the oral health services and treatments offered by your Katonah, NY, dentists, Drs. Enyoung Park and Terry Lin of ParkLin Dental.

Who needs a screening?

The short answer is everyone. Oral cancer can affect anyone at any time, making screenings important no matter what your age or risk factors. In fact, about 53,000 people will develop cancer this year, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates.

These factors may increase your risk of developing oral cancer:

  • Tobacco use
  • Heavy alcohol use
  • Age 55 or older
  • Human papillomavirus infection (HPV) of the mouth or throat
  • Poor nutrition
  • Conditions or medications that suppress the immune system
  • Exposure to ultraviolet light from the sun (The ACS notes that lip cancer is more common in people who work outdoors.)

What are the symptoms of oral cancer?

Lumps and bumps aren't the only signs of oral cancer. Other signs can be more subtle and easy to overlook. Do you have a canker sore that never seems to get better? A sore that doesn't heal may be an indication that you have cancer.

Cancer can cause red or white patches in your mouth, pain, or difficulty chewing. Loose teeth and poorly fitting dentures may also be related to oral cancer, although cancer is certainly not the only possible cause of these problems.

You may notice that your tongue or mouth feels numb or that you have a sore throat that just won't go away. Your voice may also become hoarse, or you may develop ear pain if you have oral cancer.

How can I get an oral cancer screening?

Screenings are offered as part of every dental checkup. If you notice any changes in your tongue, gums, mouth, throat, or lips during visits, give the Katonah dental office a call. We'll see you as soon as possible, perform a thorough examination, and take samples of any suspicious tissues. If you do have cancer, we'll refer you to the appropriate cancer specialists for immediate treatment.

Do you need a checkup and oral cancer screening? Call your dentists in Katonah, NY, Drs. Enyoung Park and Terry Lin of ParkLin Dental, at (914) 232-8182 to schedule your appointment.

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